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Thread: What are Land Rover parts still good for after they served there original purpose?

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    What are Land Rover parts still good for after they served there original purpose?

    When I bought my Rover it was a basket case and one of the many things it needed was new front seats which I found and purchased but that left me with a couple of old seats. The seats have been floating around my garage for about a year now and I just haven't had the heart to toss them out, so here is what I am doing...

    I still need to make a console for the center, the shelf bottoms for the storage and paint the frame but I will post more pics when I finish it.

    This project has brought the question to my mind anyway; what are Land Rover parts still good for after they have served there purpose? So what have you all thought of for alternative uses of your Land Rover parts?

    Have a good one!
    Jonathan
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    Have a good one!

    Jon

    1988 RRC rolling restoration & customization

    <a href="http://www.LRRForums.com/showthread.php?19302-The-Rolling-Restoration-amp-Customization-Of-My-88-RRC" target="_blank">My Range Rover Classic build thread</a>

    Does anyone have a set of early 80's (4 door) front doors or door uppers w/ quarter windows for sale? I want to convert my rover to the quarter window style front doors.

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    Haha, that's pretty cool looking. Kinda like those old 50's bench seats turned couch.
    I already have enough parts laying around the house that I have an art deco thing going on.

    I might make a spinning stool out of a wheel, axle, and hub piece. Gonna be kinda heavy, well, I guess it should so I don't fall over while spinning round and round.
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    Cool idea!

    I've got a couple of D2 seats and was wondering what I should do with them. A couple of questions, is this going into your living room? Are you going to hook up the electric motors so the backs can tilt?
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    I had planned to do this but the wife looked at me like I had lost my ever loving mind
    "May God have mercy on my enemies because I won't" General George S. Patton

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    Thanks for the compliments guys! These are strictly garage seats which is why the "broken in" look is perfect, that way I don't feel bad when I use them while completely dirty, to sit in while welding on projects, or whenever any harm may come to them. If the seats were really nice, a couch for the house wouldn't be out of the question. I could see how a wife might look at you like you were outside of your mind, but as I have neither a girlfriend or a wife I can do what I like, at least for the time being anyway. haha And yes I do plan to hook them up for use with the electrics, but I will be disabling the forward/back of the seat so my nieces and nephews don't accidentally get something caught between the frame and the seat. The up/down and tilt will be kept functional, just made to work with AC from an extension cord instead.

    I will put more pics up tonight...

    P.S.
    Roveron, you should post some pics of that stool when you get around to making it, it sounds like a pretty cool idea.
    Have a good one!

    Jon

    1988 RRC rolling restoration & customization

    <a href="http://www.LRRForums.com/showthread.php?19302-The-Rolling-Restoration-amp-Customization-Of-My-88-RRC" target="_blank">My Range Rover Classic build thread</a>

    Does anyone have a set of early 80's (4 door) front doors or door uppers w/ quarter windows for sale? I want to convert my rover to the quarter window style front doors.

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    More pictures

    I have been working on the console and I still have a little ways to go until it is finished but here are some pictures of the progress....

    Have a good one.

    Jonathan
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    Have a good one!

    Jon

    1988 RRC rolling restoration & customization

    <a href="http://www.LRRForums.com/showthread.php?19302-The-Rolling-Restoration-amp-Customization-Of-My-88-RRC" target="_blank">My Range Rover Classic build thread</a>

    Does anyone have a set of early 80's (4 door) front doors or door uppers w/ quarter windows for sale? I want to convert my rover to the quarter window style front doors.

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    Sweet I dig it.
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    I gave away my D1 factory running boards. The couple that took them said they were going to put them in the garage and use them as shelves. I immediately thought "damn, why didn't I think of that?". I think I'm going to use a beat up lug nut as a paper weight at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishEH View Post
    I gave away my D1 factory running boards. The couple that took them said they were going to put them in the garage and use them as shelves. I immediately thought "damn, why didn't I think of that?". I think I'm going to use a beat up lug nut as a paper weight at work.
    Hmm, that is a cool idea, maybe when my brother decides he doesn't want his RRC running boards anymore I will try that one out. I hadn't thought of the lug nut idea either, thanks.
    Have a good one!

    Jon

    1988 RRC rolling restoration & customization

    <a href="http://www.LRRForums.com/showthread.php?19302-The-Rolling-Restoration-amp-Customization-Of-My-88-RRC" target="_blank">My Range Rover Classic build thread</a>

    Does anyone have a set of early 80's (4 door) front doors or door uppers w/ quarter windows for sale? I want to convert my rover to the quarter window style front doors.

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    I don't have rover seats, but I used a bench seat out of a truck for seats in my box blind

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